Jessy Woodard Among 3 Injured in Cottage Springs Crash on Highway 4 near Beatrice Drive

Jessy Woodard
Jessy Woodard Injured in Head-On Collision on Highway 4 in Cottage Springs

Cottage Springs, California (August 3, 2021) – Jessy Lee Woodard, 23, of Bear Valley, was among three people who were injured Monday afternoon in a head-on crash near Cottage Springs, the California Highway Patrol said.

The major-injury collision happened at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 2, in the westbound lane of Highway 4, just east of Beatrice Drive.

According to the CHP, Woodard was driving a 2003 Subaru Outback eastbound approaching a 2020 Subaru Forester that was heading west with a 65-year-old Pinole woman behind the wheel.

For unknown reasons, the Outback crossed the double-yellow lines into the westbound lane and crashed head-on into the Forester.

3 Airlifted to Hospitals after Cottage Springs Head-On Collision

Woodard sustained moderate injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. Her 3-year-old passenger was also flown to the same hospital with major injuries.

The Pinole woman driving the Outback suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

Authorities said they do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California

  • Always stop and remain at the scene.
  • Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
  • Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
  • Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.